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About Kalyna Care

We’re a not-for-profit aged care facility that delivers compassionate, personalised services with a special emphasis on European traditions and ambience.

A Home Away From Home

Our residents feel at home at Kalyna Care. As a community caring for older Victorians, we work together to foster a sense of belonging which is essential to the health and wellbeing of the people we care for. Residents feel happier, willingly contributing to daily activities, and participating in daily life just like they would in their own home.

We are a not-for-profit aged care organisation caring for the elderly since 1984, delivering compassionate and personalised services with a special emphasis on European traditions. While many of our traditions are Ukrainian, we embrace the cultures of all our residents from especially the Slavic cultures of Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Belarus, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia and other European countries.

Our Philosophy

We believe in providing a flexible and innovative approach to care that respects and embodies cultural diversity. We encourage people to be productively involved in daily life to the best of their ability with autonomy and passion, to create a positive experience for our residents and their families.

Our Vision

Our vision is to enhance the health, wellbeing and lifestyle of people in our care who are ageing.

Our Mission

To provide innovative and responsive aged care and health care services that are founded on our Ukrainian heritage and traditions.

Our Values

Our values are based on R.E.S.P.E.C.T:


Support and Improvement
Privacy and Dignity
Equity and Encouragement


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We appreciate any support you can offer Kalyna Care and our residents. Please contact us if you wish to support us.

St. Michaels Golden-Domed Monastery in Kiev, Ukraine

Kalyna Care Board Members

The Directors oversee the principal activities of Kalyna Care – being the provision of aged care services to the community using self-generated and federal funds.

These principal activities assist in achieving the short-term and long-term objectives of Kalyna Care, by:

  • enabling Kalyna Care to continue to be the provider of choice for the Ukrainian and broader multicultural community
  • allowing Kalyna to continue to embrace its Ukrainian heritage and remain true to the vision set by our founding members
  • providing non-financial outcomes in response to funding body agreements
  • providing turnover, cash flow and surplus to meet the financial objectives of the company

Dr Jakubowicz’s associations and qualifications include – LMusA.(AMEB), MBBS (Melbourne), MFM (Monash), GDForMed (Monash), GAICD, MRACGP.

Igor is a full-time general practitioner with extensive aged-care experience.

With over 20 years experience as director in various roles of Not-For-Profit Community Health organisations.

Appointed 19/11/2017

B.Sc.(Monash), B.Ec.(Latrobe). MHA.(UNSW) is the Executive Director of Sovereign Health, 10 years’ experience as a Clinical Biochemist , 5 years’ experience as a Manager Human Resources at Royal Children’s Hospital.

Director, General Services & Special Projects (RCH), 20 years’ experience as an Independent Consultant in management of Diagnostic Services, 5 years’ experience as a Manager and Director of private health and hospital services.

Appointed 24/04/2013

Roman has 23 years experience in his own business documenting and training business systems and processes for large corporate clients and government departments.

Primarily has been engaged in projects implementing changes and improvements to management processes. Also, for ten years, specialised in the processes used by the Department of Defence to maintain and operate its bases throughout Australia.

Appointed 19/11/2017

Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing); MBA

Director of Nursing of a large aged care provider, member of Victorian Multicultural Commission Regional Advisory Council, Board member of Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations, President of Association of Ukrainians in Victoria – Geelong Branch.

Appointed 10/11/2019

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